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conservative groups in the 2012 election cycle, as the first committee vows to dig even deeper. good morning again. >> yeah, they were there, taking oath to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. i'm jamie kol bee. this morning, the white house is insist that this president knew nothing about the targeting allegations of the irs. and g.o.p. lawmakers are insiferting, we will answer that, what they knew, when -- or knew nothing at all. they are vowing to, quote, get to the bottom of this. peter doocy's tracking this for us live in the bethway. good morning. >> good morning. not only does the white house say they were oblivious to the white house policies that were unfairly targeting conservingative groups, but a white house senior adviser says when the white house put a
bull's-eye on parties with tea party or conservative groups, it may not have been political at all. >> look at what the inspector general said in their report and to congress on friday. 1; there is no evidence of outside influence, other than this came directly from the irs. and 2; this was not based on politically motivation. >> the house chairman thinks much, much differently than the white house advisers. this morgue, he said, not only was the irs giving the conservative groups unfair scrutiny, but they were leaking private tax information to the public -- also for political reasons. ryan is promising to figure out whose idea that was when who at the white house could have possibly known. >> we are going to continue to get to the bottom of this -- who knew? when did they know? why did they do this? how up in government did it go? people have no trust that their government is impartial.
this is arrogance of power, abuse of power to thenth degree. >> we shouldn't expect to hear president obama discuss the specifics because his adviser, dan pfeifer echoed what the president has already said, that it would be inappropriate to comment until the investigation is finished. jamie? >> peter doocy, live from washington. thank you. >> keeping on that topic, lawmakers who held the first congressional hearing into the scandal saying they, quote, need to dig a lot deeper. here's a republican congressman, a member of the house mays & means committee, calling for that wider investigation that we have been speaking of. congressman, good of you to join us. i want to get to the point. we heard congressman polt ryan, talking about the arrogance and abuse of power and the culture of arrogance within the ierrors. this is a system-wide arrogance, then how do you expect to get to
an answer of what went fundamentally wrong here? >> we are going to continue to ask the question, from the bottom in the cincinnati office, all the way to the top. we are going to continue to connect the dots in this. we cannot let up on this. this is critically important because what we have seen is an abuse of power, incred bill arrogance, mismanagement and a lot of denial on the part of the acting commissioner in the context of the hearing on friday. we are going to track this. there are a number of areas that we have to look at. we have to look at who, what and whether -- who made the decisions, when, why, how far up does it go? why was private taxpayer information released into the public do nain? this is a violation of federal law. >> in terms of privacy rights. it is quite an intrusion. the irs admitted that it targeted them. but now we are hearing that they may have been targeting religious groups, like the
catholic league and the billy graham evangelistic association. what gives with that? why would they investigate faith-based groups? >> those are questions we have to answer. faith-based groups, jewish groups. i think we are going to see other groups coming forward with evidence of intimidation by the ir s. was this was a blatant abuse of power. secondly, the irs repeatedly failed to answer questions, was misleading in their responses to us in both written form as well as previous hearings we had on oversight. we saw unbelievable contempt on the part of the acting commission or friday, contempt for congress and the american people. >> let's talk about that. steven miller, he didn't come there with the answers, although he did apologize for the actions, saying, quote, the irs made mistakes and made poor service in his apology. but is that enough? do we have to go farther and deeper than just an apology?
>> this is too important to simply accept an apology or a couple of resignations. we have to get to the bottom of this. we have to get down to the bottom of the rot that is at the irs and clean this up. the american people have to have trust in their system of government. and the irs is perhaps the most powerful agency in all of our government, especially as it deals with average citizens across this country, the taxpayer. there has to be an element of trust and we have to get to the bottom of this. >> you know, average citizen who had been in violation with the irs, the irs would come after that average citizen, tooth and nail, relentless in their pursuit and causing a lot of disturbance with fines or the threat of going to jail. what kind of measure, of discipline can you take to get to the irs to the table and say, mea culpa, with but we will give you the fact it's was it politically motivated or were we
in the wrong from the get-go? >> congress has the purse strings, we had heard repeatedly that the irs wants more and more resources because they have expanded authorities under obamacare and other areas of law, expanded tax credits. we are going to tax reform and simplify the tax code to give a simpler, fairer code. the irs has to be accountable. to show this kind of contempt for congress and congressional oversight, as well as answering to the american people is unacceptable. we will not stop until we get to the bottom of this. >> the committee you are serving on expects to hear from lois lerner who first disclosed the agency's targeting, if you will, of these conservative groups. we are hearing of other faith-based groups. will she be able to help you get to the bottom of this? why the irs targeted these groups in the first place? and what motivated them to do this? >> what is frustrating to me,
wednesday of last week, we had a hearing in the oversight subcommittee on tax-exempt organizations organizations and we were focused on a report that came out. lois lerner could have informed the committee of the concerns that we have been repeatedly asked for a -- asking for a year and-a-half or two, yet, she was asked about this in the context of that hearing. we got no answers. then on friday of last week, she had this planted question in front of a group of lawyers so that she could lay this out. i don't understand why they have had this type of contempt for congress. we per going to question her and question others -- this is a serious abuse of power. >> are you concerned this will go all the way to the white house and they know more than they have acknowledged? >> we don't know that. but we do know there were communications in june of 2012 with treasury, and with the -- legal counsel at treasury. so we are going to pursue that
line of inquiry and get to the bottom of this. i don't know if it goes all the way to the white house, just yet. we haven't proven that. but we want those answers. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> all right. jamie? >> fox news sunday, drilling down on critical details in the ongoing investigation, not only into the irs and the benghazi terror attacks. take a look at more of chris wallace's interview with dan pfeifer. >> what did the president do the rest of that night to pursue benghazi? >> the president was kept up to date as it was happening throughout the night, from the moment it started to the end. this is a horrible trag deism these are people that he sent abroad, whose lives were at risk, people who worked for him. i realize there are a series of conspiracy theories the republicans have purported since the night it happened. congress has held hearings. we provided 250,000 payments of
documents, there have been 11 hearings, 20 staff briefings and everyone has said, it's a tragdy. the question is not what happened that night, but what are we going to do to ensure this doesn't happen again. the congress should act on what the president called for to pass legislation to allow us to implement the recommendations of the independent accountability review board to protect our diplomats around the world. when we send our diplomats to far-flung places, there is an inherent risk. >> with due ryou didn't answer my question. what did the president do that night? >> he was in constant touch with the national security team. >> when you say the national security team. he didn't talk to the secretary of state, except the one time when the first attack was over. he didn't talk to the secretary of defense. he didn't talk to the chairman of the joint chiefs. who was he talking to in. >> the national security staff. the security council. >> was he in the situation room?
>> he was kept up to date throughout day. >> i don't remember what what room the president was in. the premise is that somehow there was something that could have been done differently that would have changed the outcome here. the accountability board has looked at this. it's a horrible thing, what happened i. the ambassador goes missing. the first ambassador in more than 30 years is killed. four american, including the ambassador are killed. dozens of americans are in jeopardy. the president, at 4:00 in the afternoon, says to the chairman of the joint chiefs to fly forces, no forces are deployed. where is he? >> this has been testified to -- >> no -- no one knows where he was or how he was involved. there were no forces. >> the suggestion of the question is that somehow the president allow audio [overlapping dialogue] >> i want to know what the answer is. >> the assertions from the republicans that the president
allowed this to happen, or didn't take action is offensive. it is offensive and there is no evidence to support it -- >> i am simply asking a question -- where was he -- what did he do? who told him that you can't deploy forces and what was his response? >> the president was in the white house, he was kept up to date. he spoke to the secretary of defense and the joint chiefs earlyert and secretary of state later. as events unfolded, he was kept up to date. >> more of chris's interview with dan pfeifer. have you to tune in to "fox news sunday" to see the rest. that's just a preview. it airs at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern, only on fox. >> fox extreme weather, we are following it, heavy rains, triggering flashfloods in eastern alabama. there is concern about the safety of a bridge on highway 21. the rising waters leaving some folks stranded in their homes. >> lived here my whole life.
i'm almost 40. neve sn anything like this. morning, said that they have been here their whole life, haven't seen anything like this. >> the big question, is it over? we go to the extreme weather center perhaps for some answers to allay the fears or even give cause for more alarm. >> we will get more rain later this week. the ground is very saturated in the southeast. yesterday morning, they saw around 4 to 6 inches of rain in a very short amount of time in talladega, that eastern area of alabama, where you are seeing that flooding. things much dryer today. a few thunderstorms are going to pop up there. the bigger concern today is across the central area of the country, where we have very significant, severe weather that we are going to continue to see the possibility of. this is what moved through yesterday and the rain that's remaining. you can see the things clearing and the sunshine breaking through, allowing things to heat up.
it's hot and humid. this is the first time we have seen a setup that will allow for significant tornadoes. we had a number of tornadoes in western kansas. take a look at the future radar, at 3:00, you can see the lines of storms here, at tiexz 35 and kansas. those are the beginningings of -- beginnings of this. in the overnight hours, i think this will consolidate to a straight-line wind event with the very strong rains along with it as well. tonight, from 3:00 to say, mid night is the biggest threat. the worst is in the red, just north of kansas city and oklahoma city and i-35 and back in towards joplin and tulsa area, that's where we could see large, destructive tornadoes. moving to tomorrow, the exact same area dealing with a threat, slightly off to the east. slight risk, extending towards
wisconsin and back throughout texas, tuesday, same story. the moderate risk goes away. but we are going to see severe weather through tuesday. a three-day weather event. we will see rain in the southeast as well and the flooding will continue. >> the tornadoes are happening in populated areas. >> you bet. >> there is a new plan to tell but. also some pretty strong reaction to lowering the drunk driving limit. mothers against drunk driving is against doing that. why? the president of m.a.d.d. will join us ahead. >> saving up for college can seem impossible when money is tight. coming up in our take-charge consumer segment, key tips on how your kids can play an active role in their future and start saving now.
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>> this is an amazing story. someone in florida is striking it big, downright filthy rich. there was one wing ticket sold at a supermarket in florida for the powerball drawing worth $195 million.
wdtv's aarona wtvt reporter aaron mesmer is there liefer. i guess, aaron, you didn't win. >> reporter: yeah, no. i wouldn't be at work today, to be honest with you. i think a lot of people are feeling the same way. someone is conspiciously absent, that may be the answer. that is not taking away any of the excitement away from the excitement in zephyr hills. this is the store where the winning jackpot is sold. a lot of people are checking in here. we saw one person with a pocket full of powerball tickets, not a winner, not a winner, not a winner. he was so excited because this is happening in his backyard. that one person who hit the jackpot, they are taking home $590.5 million. that's a lump sum of $376 million.
it was the largest powerball jackpot ever. one shopper this morning says he didn't win, but that didn't bother him. >> i can't even get milk. i forget what i needed to get. i went in and i didn't get the win. but you know someone won, right here, right at home. it's a real good feeling. >> if you are wondering what the odds of hitting the jackpot are are, they are astronomicallily. they are 1 in 175 mill yenion. a few examples of things that are more likely to happen. you are more likely to get a hole in 1, more likely to get struck by lightning and more likely to date a super model. so many things are more likely. but somebody here -- they beat the odds. >> life is going to change, obviously for the winner. but also the owner of that
store. that store will get a percentage of that, right? >> reporter: yeah, that's right. usually, we don't find out exactly what the breakdown is typically when the powerball jackpots happen. it takes a few days for the person to come forward, get their finances in order and then get the official announcement. >> congratulations to whoever and it is to the store and the employees. aaron mesmer in tampa with wtvt, a lot of excitement down there. tank you, buddy. >> yeah, boo-hoo on that one. so how about teaching your children, maybe they don't have that big a bank account? but you want them to play an active role in financial planning and start them early inform today's take charge consumer protection segment, i want to help you help your kids learn solid saving and spending habits to take the pressure off of you. scott gam is the founder of help
save my dollars dot-com. you are a young guy. did you start saving early? >> very early. personal finance has been a topic of conversation in my family. i think it should be an issue that is front and center, starting at a young age. >> why don't we teach kids, even in elementary school about saving money? >> only four states require students to take a personal finance course. what is happening, you have students graduating, going to their future without any financial training. it's up to parents to fill that gap and have this open dialogue about mon wetheir kids. >> so help us. if have you a kid in elementary school. what can you realist kate teach them? >> the first thing, you are going to the atm several times a week, have them come with you. this is a great learning experience. say look, we don't take money out special it's free, have you to work for it. it dprms somewhere. as that get older, you can set
them up with their own personal savings and chebbing account to set them up for college, when they are most at risk for financial trouble. >> that's when you get the pre-approved credit offers. you went to business school, so it's easy for you. but if have you little kids. i had a cash register, toy, right? can you teach them about the monetary part of it, but what about the responsibility part of it? what other things can you do? >> that's through importance of a part-timejo job or pegging an allowance to chores. or chores in the neighborhood because then if they do mess up, they know that they are not going to necessarily get a bailout from mom and dad. i think pegging jobs and chores to money is the way to get them to realize the value of a dollar. >> should you pay for grades? >> controversial. i mean, look, as a parent, you need to make that call.
but in a sense, i don't think that the grading will necessarily work with the financial literacy because that's only a school issue. >> have kids and banks been put together? are banks addressing this? in the old days you used to come with a pass book? are they building a customer base among children early enough to have patients to have a reason to discuss it? >> the banks are setting up various programs to instill financial literacy principles, whether it's a semseminar in the community or stopping by the bank to set up an account, but it's about making the first step and saying, look, i am going to teach my kids about money at the earliest age possible and that's the main point here. >> what about a credit history for a high school? you give them a credit card with a limit, whatever it is? are they already and can how do you explain that that stays with them for life? >> first off, there is two ways to do this. you add them as an authorized
user or you have them apply for a secured credit card, where they are making a security deposit on the card. after one or two years of responsible use with the card, they will develop a credit history on their own and the main point, look, if you don't have a high credit score, you won't get a mortgage, in fact, you might have trouble renting an apartment because landlords are looking at this for potential applicants. >> sure. but you don't want to stress them out. is there a balance between getting them to be fiscal responsible without stressing them out. >> there is a balance. and the budgeting. you want to keep your spending under a certain amount of money every month so you can pay off the credit card in full. it's a delicate tool. you want to use it to build credit. but if you use it too much, you are going to find yourself in debt. >> people can go to the web site for more information. but it is never too early to discuss -- baby-sitting was my
financial start. you have to put a few dollars away, every 10, put 2. thanks so much. >> thanks, jamie. >> i hope this was helpful. you can go to our web site for more information. >> new concerns over public trust in governor, as controversies dog the white house. months into the president's second term, what impact is this having on the administration's ability to get things done? we will debate it. [ male announcer ] dunes, desert, or trail, only rzr delivers. now's the time to buy during the polaris xp sales event. take your pick of our new limited edition rzrs and get financing as low as 2.99 percent. save even more with rebates up to 500 dollars... or totally customize your new rzr with up to 500 dollars of free polaris accessories. razor sharp performance is waiting for you during the polaris xp les event.
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>> the obama administration is grappling this morning with three controversies. and there are new questions today about what impact all of it is going to have on the credibility, not just of the white house, but the entire government. ford o'connell is the chairman of the civic forum pact. chris catheinas is a former
chief of staff to west virginia senator. gentlemen, good morning. >> good to see you. >> great to have you both here. chris, let me start with you because -- republicans are taking a bit of a hit by democrats who are pointing the finger and saying this whole thing -- these controversies, these questions, it's their fault? >> well, you know, i am not sure that the partisan back and forth is going to help the country move forward and address fact that we have two big problems. we have a clearly growing deficit of trust from the american people towards their government. that's true with the bush administration and now under the obama administration. that's not good for the country or the democracy. the other part is that we have problems, clearly as we have seen in the irs, that we have to address because, again, whether you are a republican or democrat, these kind of failures should not happen. when they do, you know, you need to take, not just corrective action, you need to get to the bottom of it and make sure that
it never happens again. that's where the focus should be. >> chris, it is the president's supporters who are saying that republicans are playing a role in all of this. but with the hearings, one after another, the finger continues to be pointed at at white house and what they knew -- benghazi, irs, a.p -- what are republicans want to accomplish? which answers are most critical? what would be the impact on both the white house and congress? >> the danger for republicans in this is if they overreach and make this partisan. once it becomes partisan, you feed into the cynicism that we have seen. clearly, there are problems, when you are talking about, i think the irs and -- i personally have real discomfort with the a.p. story. i think benghazi is very different for a lot of reasons. but i think the focus should be on trying to solve the problem. if that's where -- i think the republicans and democrats focus, i think it's good for the country and we move forward.
if this becomes a partisan slugfest, which unofficial, it is going to be to some degree, it's not good for the country, and i am not sure we do anything to solve the problem. >> we need to have answers on a lot of these issues. an ambassador and three other americans died? that hasn't happened in 30 years, that we have lost an ambassador that way. do you think we will get answers? how important is it? what impact could there be when we are looking at the next elections? >> well, to chris's point, look, before the three controversies, trust within the federal government, according to pew, americans didn't trust the government to be smart and effective. we have to get to the bottom of this. we have to instill confidence in the american public. we have people out of work, we have a growing deficit, we need comprehensive, smart immigration reform. essentially, we have to use the hearings, want to play partisan politics but to re-instill
confidence in the federal government and essentially, the one that kills me right now is the irs because the irs is an agency that is supposed to collect taxes without prejudice. given that the acting commissionary testimony before the house was a flat-out embarrassment, i have to hope that the republicans don't over-reach and do what is in the best interest of the american people, that's getting the answers to the questions to move forward and get people back to work. >> i am stunned, ford, about chris wallace' interview, where he asks the white house chief adviser about what the president knew and where he was and -- there was some tap dancing, without a doubt. chris really pushed for an answer that he didn't get. that's on benghazi. when it comes to the irs, what about if the white house knew this was going on? we don't know who ordered it, either? >> that's right. that's why we have to let the hearings take place and get to the bottom of t. yes, i am very concerned about this executive
branch and this administration's ability to effectively manage the federal government. if we find out that it got outside the irs, even though they are claiming incompetence and bad customer service, this is not good for the administration, their ability to get things through. i am extremely concerned that dan 5 or "fox news sunday" wanted to tap dance around an issue. this goes to four dead americans. the question is: could more have been done? whiter right now, the white house does not want to do that. the confidence and faith in federal government is really lost right now. chris, i have to ask you for some reaction as to the white house's position that no more than 10% of staffers' time should be spent on any of this. this is a jobs initiative and immigration and other issues on the table. is that deflection? or can they actually make progress with all of this going on? there are millions of people out of work? >> i think it's maybe a hopeful ratio. you still have the job that you
need to do. there are big issues that need to be addressed. immigration reform, obviously the economy, i think that's going to be a major focus of the administration. and on immigration reform, i think this is where you can find bipartisan agreement. but the reality in the way that washington works as an indication of us talking about it, there is going to be a focus on the controversies. i think that's where the administration and the coming days, in particular with respect to the irs story, has to come out and continue to come out really strong and forceful on this and be ahead of it. if that's the case, then i think you can focus on the other tasks at hand. what ends up happening is that these stories sometimes take a life of their own and you need to stay ahead of that -- >> true! but it's hard to have confidence in the administration's solutions to our many problems from whether or not we should tax more or get people back to work when i can't trust them to manage their basic duties, like
the irs, the department of justice and the department of state. i am hopeful that you are like. >> trust and transparency, very important issues. >> exactly. >> we are following the developments here. thanks for representing both sides. >> now, for the media reaction to the latest developments in washington. time for liz trotta's sunday commentary. >> we have been hearing a lot from obama sycophants about, quote, getting control of the narrative. that's the spineless gobble dee-gook of partisans to get out of a tight spot -- or worse, getting caught. the narratives in washington are clearly out of control, if you consider three scandals and a possible fourth that borders on comic relief. americans murdered in benghazi, conservatives persecuted by the rirks oohr irs, secret commend eering of a news agency
and a program that lost 2 terrorists. remember the voices of the left in the darkest days of vietnam protest and water goot. they quoted yates. things fall apart, the center cannot hold. strange, they are not saying that now, because because there is so much scud work to be done to catch the president red handed. despite the columnists, maintaining that the public doesn't understand any of this -- americans are paying close attention to these mind-boggling failures because they challenge the strength of our constitutional protections. they get it. leaving u.s. citizens under fire to fend for themselves is at best not the american way. nor is using the irs as a jackal to hunt and punish taxpayers for their beliefs. there is a whiff of soviet-like tyranny about it all, of defiance in the face any of
challenge of the obama people. a punishing of enemies and only rewarding friends. what has emerged is a unanimity of lies from the bottom to the top. consider the testimony of eric holder, the nation's top law enforcement officer. you may remember congress held him in contempt last year when he stonewalled a probe into his fast & furious gun-running operation. mr. holder knows nothing about anything. that is his standard story. he's always incensed that anyone would ask, like a mafia boss, he demands respect. last week, he told a committee investigating the targeting of conservatives, quote, i don't frankly think i have always been treated with respect. i am the attorney general of the united states. mr. holder typifies the essence of the obama white house crowd -- namely that they are entitled to their colossal sense of entitlement and staggering
incompetence. besides, the president will protect them if they protect him. some argue this is a case of second-term blues, the fate of every president. they may be seen at prescient if the white house can keep the lid on the dirty details. for his part, obama is in fake concern mode, dumping 100 pages of emails about benghazi that have steered the press away from the main event. he is talking about congress providing him with more money to beef up security for our embassies abroad. he wants a shield law to protect journalists and of course, he fired a bureaucrat or two, all of whom have blamed their underlings. the newly fired irs steve steven miller said he was, quote, shocked -- shocked by the revelations. is that irony or willful ignorance? democrats were also furious that the irs and rangeled the affable democrat from new york with his
own tax problems, expressings out outrage at the irs hearing. again, nobody knew anything, least of all the white house. we are asked to believe that this malfeasance went on at the irs, the justice department, the state department and the pentagon, without the president's knowledge. we know the nation's commander in chief is not exactly a tape-a work horse, but doesn't his telephone ring isn't investigators are unbound with six committees in search-and-find mode. as the lady said, fasten your seat belts. >> new debate over plans to lower the drinking limit. you may be surprised by the groups that are saying that the limit should stay right where it is, we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] this is kevin.
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the national transportation safety board, proposing lower the limit at which a driver can be considered legally drunk. but some critics say, it's the wrong approach. the president of m.a.d.d., jan, you are against this approach. and on the surface, one would say, why mothers against drunk driving would be against it. why? >> well, it's not a matter of being for or against low caitlin lowering the blood-alcohol concentration. m.a.d.d. has a plan, based on solid research that maximizes the amount of lives saved as soon as possible. as a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, that's the most important thing to me, to save as many lives as possible, as soon as possible. so this plan includes high visibility law enforcement, as well as getting laws in every single state to require alcohol interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers. and research in the works for advanced technology that is passive technology that will be able to detect the alcohol level
of the driver, right when they sit in the car. >> of course, the ntsb doesn't make the laws but they make strong recommendations. they are saying, a spokesperson saying that most americans think we have solved the problem of impaired driving, but it's a national epidemic. she goes on to say, reducing the blood alcohol content would bring the united states up to the measures of other countries that have reduced the blood-alcohol content to reduce the number of fatalities on the highways. what say you? is that the right approach? >> lowering the blood-alcohol concentration is one piece of the puzzle. we really do appreciate the ntsb bringing this scourge on the highways to the forefront because i agree, it is a national epidemic. but that's just one piece of the puzzle. with the other counter-measures that save lives, there is much more effective and will save more lives, right now -- that's
the key. >> okay. what recommendation would you make to the ntsb about the blood-alcohol content or doing something stronger to reduce the fatalities? we are experiencing, according to their statistics, one person every hour being killed by a drunk driver? >> that's true. it is very difficult as a fortune who has been in that road to watch other people have to go through it. we want to stop this as soon as possible. with our campaign, when you require alcohol admission interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, that immediately reduces the amount of deaths by a thousand lives per year. the advanced technology is projected to save 7,000 lives a year. so indeed, that would save 8,000 lieferz, as opposed to a smaller number with lowering the blood-alcohol concentration. >> not to mention, if this were to go into effect, it would affect the police officers, putting more on the street and the hospitality industry.
but we thank you for sharing your insights on this. perhaps people will get with and you follow m.a.d.d.'s advice. thanks for the work that you do, by the way. >> thank you. >> all right. >> doing all we can for our military vets. they are getting, many of them, a brand-new lease on life. there is an inspiring program we will tell you about, headed by retired general wesley clark, giving war heroes a fresh start.
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